LAHORE - Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) in collaboration with Tehrik-e-Pakistan Workers’ Trust organised a sitting in connection with 215 death anniversary of Tiger of Mysore, Sultan Fateh Ali Khan Shahab, also known as Tipu Sultan here at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehrik-e-Pakistan.

Tipu Sultan was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1782 to 1799. He enjoyed important victories against the British in the Second Anglo-Mysore War. He was martyred in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore war while defending his fort of Srirangapatnam.

NPT vice chairman Prof Dr Rafiq Ahmed presided over the sitting while Provincial Parliamentary Secretary Rana Arshad, Ch Naeem Hussain Chattha, Major General (r) Rahat Latif also present on the occasion.

Addressing the participants, Dr Rafiq Ahmed said that Tipu Sultan was a great Muslim hero of subcontinent. He said he was a man of character who fought against the British oppressors. He said Tipu devoted his whole life serving Islam and people of India.

He said Allama Iqbal also paid him tribute in his famous poem ‘Tipu Sultan Ki Wasiat’. The features described in Objective Resolution were the reflection of Maysore state of Tipu Sultan, he added.

Dr Munawar Sabir said that Tipu was a wise and great commander who had very good relations with others countries like France, Iran, Afghanistan. He said he wanted to establish an Islamic state.

Meanwhile, Dr Rafiq Ahmed distributed prizes and certificates among the students of different schools and colleges who participated in painting competition.

According to the judges, Hira Ilyas of Government Islamia College for Women Cooper Road stood first while Sana Bashir and Aqsa were declared second and third position holders respectively.

Among the school students, Ruqia Akram of Naqash School of Arts, inside Bhatti Gate got first position while Zubair Beg stood second and Abdur Reman got third position.